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Bolitho, William Symonds

Born: 5 November 1920

Rank, regiment: P/O Writer, Royal Navy

Captured: Muntok, Bangka Island off Sumatra

Camps: Muntok, hellship to Palembang airfield, Chung Wah (Chinese School), Sungei Ron

Repatriated: SS Cilicia Singapore to Liverpool

Civilian occupation: RN (fastest rise through ranks early post-war), retired Lt Cdr

Interviewed: Halstead August 2007

 

William Bolitho talking about...

…working parties and stealing in Sumatra.

…clerical work in the camp office.

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